I love Bellingham, but with my last little birdie now in college and my nest emptied out I am exploring several options to relocate south in the coming months, so don't let my current location be a concern. And in the meantime, no, you don't need a passport to get here.
I try to do all of the good Boy Scout character traits. I have kind and loyal down pretty well, but I have no idea why thrifty and reverent are even on the list. And why funny and goofy aren't. Maybe that's why I never earned very many merit badges.
For some reason this "personality" section says I'm "more aggressive." Don't know where they got that: I certainly don't see myself that way. I'm an INFP without much doubt! And why does it say I'm not playful? Hmmmm
I refuse to call it a mid-life crisis, and I am enjoying thinking about what comes next. Maybe it's to continue what I'm doing now, maybe it isn't. Maybe it's where I live now, maybe it's elsewhere. There are infinite possibilities!
Books: Chabon, Bourdain, King, Franzen, something with a good story. My work has enough drama, so I prefer to read to be entertained, not educated. Jacques Pepin's memoir moved me.
Movies: I admit, I cannot be a cinema snob. I didn't understand what all the excitement was about Grand Budapest Hotel. Best films I've seen lately are Pride, the Martian (I'm a sucker for Matt Damon movies), Spotlight and The Big Short. I usually prefer comedies to dramas. I think sometimes Adam Sandler, Will Farrell and/or Melissa McCarthy need to be reminded that not every idea they have is actually funny, but sometimes they get it right. I usually like Aaron Sorkin scripts and Judd Apatow movies. Alexander Payne is a genius. And every once in a while I have to watch My Favorite Year.
Music: must have a beat. No rap, twangy country or trilly opera. I haven't found a radio station that matches me completely, so I'm usually bouncing around the dial, or playing music from my phone. Tho I am an old soul, I like Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Cake, Green Day, Mumford and Sons and some other stuff my kids listen to. The hip hop blended with 80's music? Not so much. Funk? Yes.
TV: I am totally bummed Friday Night Lights and No Reservations have ended. I like Modern Family, but it's starting to get stale. House of Cards is good. I try not to miss Big Bang Theory: I identify with Raj's struggles.
4. my kids' laughter
5. a gentle touch
6. used to be diet pepsi, but I'm off it. lost weight, too. A lot.